The myStock application is a powerful tool for Inventory Management designed and developed exclusively for the mobile/tablet users. The myStock application’s purpose is to free the user from the entanglement of traditional desktop bound systems, yet continue to have same power and control like a desktop/server based application.
myStock is suitable for a wide range of uses. Starting from managing I.T. assets or small scale inventories, it can be useful for even large enterprises to do on-site stock control for multiple locations or remote locations using a single device making it most cost effective. With features like built in bar code reader, PDF reports, CSV/Text data backups you can easily integrate this application with larger enterprise level applications.
- After installation, select the application icon. This should bring up the Home Screen/dashboard.
- The application comes with default settings which makes it ready for immediate use. But it is recommended that you go through the default settings and change them to suit your requirements. You can do this by selecting the “Setup” icon on the dashboard . The following options can be setup:
- Setup Inventory Centers : The default Inventory Center is called “Main Warehouse”. You may update this name or create a new center. Once a new Inventory Center is created, you can make it the active one from Dashboard by clicking on the Inventory Center Selector icon and selecting that from the list.
- Setup Categories : By default only one product category is available. The default category is “General”. You cannot update the “General” category name but can create new categories. Create as many categories as you wish, so that you can group products easily by your custom categories. Delete Category “General” if it is not required.
- Setup Transaction Types : Inventory transactions (Stock movements) are broadly classified as “Stock In” and “Stock Out”. To be more specific, you can divide them further to get detailed reporting. myStock comes with 5 default transaction types. They are Purchase, Transfer-in, ‘Stock in’ adjustments and ‘Stock out’ Sales & Transfer-out . Create new types and specify whether they are ‘stock in’ or ‘out’ modes.
- Setup preferences : You can setup personal preferences here which include Date format (mm/dd/yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy), PDF report paper size (Letter or A4), Currency Prefix (used in reporting), Negative stock (Allowed or Not allowed) and whether password protection is to be enabled or not. Select the appropriate options and press the ‘Apply’ button.
- Setup Password : If you wish to enable password protection, fill in the password and recovery details here. A blank password is allowed and is the default password.
- Select Active Inventory Center : From the Dashboard click on the Selector icon on the right hand side of the Inventory Center. Select the preferred Center from the list and press the ‘Select’ Button
- Import Products : If you already have an Inventory system you may import existing product information into myStock in the prescribed CSV file format. For more details on importing please refer the Product List screen in Products section of this site
If not importing the product details, you can start entering them manually from the Product Entry screen. Please refer the Product section for more details.
Now you are ready go. Start entering transactions and create reports.
The myStock application is designed to be intuitive and most of the icons/menus are self explanatory. Select them and their respective screens or actions will be implemented. In the preference setup and report options, some buttons are toggle buttons so that with each touch the option is activated or deactivated.
Most options for the active screen are found in the menu options. The menu options can be invoked at any time by selecting the android menu button. The android menu button location is dependent on your device and Android OS version. In tablets, the button is typically located either in the top right of the screen or in the android toolbar at the bottom of the screen. On mobile phones the button maybe a physical button in the device or a similar software button like in the tablets.
The Android Back key button can be used to go back to the previous screen or to exit the application.